Important Message from Pastor Stuart

While we are operating under a mandate that all churches in the Holston Conference not gather for worship until further notice, AND are not permitted to offer Drive-In Worship as alternative, we will offer a recorded Sunday morning message on this website each Sunday afternoon.   Please let me know if you would like that link texted to your phone or emailed.

Also, remember that church expenses go on even in the absence of worship. Please continue with your tithes and offerings.  If you'd like to explore online giving, check out the information below.


During these days and weeks of quarantines and social distancing, you have a way to contribute to our church’s ministry online- without ever having to leave your home. The following link, https://holston-reg.brtapp.com/ChurchOffering, has been set up for you to be able to donate directly to our church. Once you click on the link, you will fill out your name, address, phone, and email. Then, you will select your district (Smoky Mountain) from a drop down menu, and then select our church (First UMC- Pigeon Forge). Finally, you select the amount you would like to give and hit the blue button. This will take you to a screen where you can enter your debit/credit card information. The whole process takes about 1 minute. This option will go away when we resume meeting again, but for now, it is one option. As always, the US Mail is available, you can drop off your contributions at the church, or the pastor will be happy to pick up your contribution at your door (our version of curbside service).


Thank you for visiting our website!

Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.

If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you be our guest.

When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age.

Regular Schedule 

Office Hours

  • Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm


  • Early Worship
    – 8:30 AM
  • Sunday School
    – 9:45 AM
  • Traditional Worship
    – 10:45 AM


  • Wednesday Prayer and Praise
    – 5:45 PM



At present, for the duration of these global pandemic days, join us for worship online on this website. We record a message at 9:00 AM and have it posted in the early afternoon. If you would like to receive a link to the Sunday morning message by text message or email, contact us and we will gladly put you on the contact list. We will try to make improvements in this process for Easter Sunday, so your patience is appreciated.

Join Us for Worship on Wednesdays

We will restart SOON (we hope).  Wedenday Night is our opportunity for Prayer and Praise.  Beginning at 5:45PM each Wednesday, the first 15 minutes are a corporate prayer time. Then, at 6PM, we transition into praise and worship along with a brief message from our Youth and Children's Ministry Director- Scott Burnette.  Service concludes at 6:30 PM.  This is a worship opportunity for parents who are picking up their children from the Illuminate ministry as well as those whose work schedules prevent them for being present for Sunday worship.  Worship will be a bit more informal and music a bit more contemporary than our worship times on Sundays.  Everyone is invited! 

Weekly Bible Study

Pastor’s Bible Study  meets on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. We hope to resume as soon as  the global pandemic passes. At present, we are working through a "Bible Survey" of one book per week and will begin the New Testament this spring.  The Four Gospels are the foundation and we will begin in Matthew.  A Bible Survey is not an in depth study of a book, but an overview of the book in which we examine its central message, author, place in the Bible and in history. Join us. Studies are in Room 110, they last approximately one hour and the fellowship is great.

Our study schedule looks like this:

May 5-Matthew

May 12-Mark

May 19- Luke

May 26- John

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